She’s paving the way for young girls in tech and is our latest guest writer. Welcome, Betty Gronneberg!

headshotWhat topics will you be focusing on in your writing?

Technology and gender, tech talent pool, future trends in tech, global point of view, economic development and its tech influencers or disruptors

Where is home for you?

Fargo has been home for the last decade.

What brought you to Fargo, ND? 

Love. I did it for love. Marriage.

What is your personal or professional BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)?

Change maker, social entrepreneur for increasing girls in technology to 50%.

On a scale of non-techie to tech guru, where do you fall?

It depends which tech sector you are referring to. Gadgets/hardware not so much. Software, I can get around:)

What is your role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem?

A founder. Drumbeat-er. Do-er. Accelerat-er, talent, confidence and interest incubator

When you’re taking time for you, what’s your go-to? 

Running (out-doors if weather permits), reading and connecting with friends

What’s your favorite hidden gem that you’ve discovered so far in Fargo?

Not sure. I love the parks. I love running by the river in the fall and breezy summer days.

How did you first connect with Emerging Prairie?

Greg Tehven – inviting us to 1 Million Cups, Start-up weekends, judging hackathons, etc. Always inviting us software engineers to come and take part.

What is the best way to connect with or get into contact with you?

Email: bgronneberg@ucodegirl.org